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, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 30–35 | Cite as

Fibre-reinforced Positioning Lever for Manufacturing Equipment

  • Ralph Bochynek
  • Birgit Paul
  • Franz Bilkenroth
  • Niels Modler
Construction Hybrid Construction

When developing manufacturing equipment, short cycle times are the key issue. Elastic deformation of working bodies can limit the top speed of such systems. Since the deformation is caused by the acceleration of these components, the mass and stiffness of the moving parts are crucial. CFRP offer significant advantages over metallic materials in this respect.

The use of ultra-modern processing machines is one of the key requirements for a globally interconnected consumer society. In addition to plastic, paper, printing and other special machines, packaging machines in particular are a key component for the provision of commodities and consumables. While reliability and ecological aspects are important, the working speed of the systems deployed is the most important criterion. In recent years, productivity requirements coupled with ever-intensifying market competition have led to a significant reduction of the required cycle times for designing such processing machines. Despite primarily...


Base Body Interface Element Hybrid Construction Packaging Machine Position Lever 
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The authors would like to thank engineers Felix Dehmel, Stefan Hoschützky and Achim Mertel for assisting with this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Bochynek
    • 1
  • Birgit Paul
    • 1
  • Franz Bilkenroth
    • 1
  • Niels Modler
    • 2
  1. 1.Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbHGermany
  2. 2.Germany

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